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Old April 22 2013, 02:08 PM   #121
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Re: What is "canon?"

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Know why? Just as Abrams isn't a Trek fan, he's really Not a Star Wars fan either--that is, he'll watch the movies but won't touch the books...
We're all lucky to have you here to confirm how we rate as true fans...

Seriously, the 'expanded universe' of Star Wars has grown into complete rubbish. I truly hope Abrams ignores most/all of it and saves Star Wars in the way that he transformed Trek fandom - for the better!
And I am So glad that you appreciate my wisdom to consider me lucky to have around!

You have a funny way of using the word "saves"!
Maybe J.J will bring back Jar-Jar?
If He does it, it's gotta be great!
(And if J.J. were a little bit older, I'd also believe that he was named After Jar-Jar Binks!)...
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Old April 22 2013, 04:27 PM   #122
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Re: What is "canon?"

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Dixon Appreciation Society of America...
Does it hurt to pat yourself on the back like that? Or do you have special exercises that you do beforehand?
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Old April 22 2013, 04:37 PM   #123
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Re: What is "canon?"

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Dixon Appreciation Society of America...

The membership count is classified information...
Would it be risking a security breach to ask if that membership extends beyond yourself?
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Old April 22 2013, 04:50 PM   #124
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Re: What is "canon?"

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It's actually an old-time tradition employed by members of DASA... I was told to Really be liked by the in-crowd here, to type like that...
What the hell is DASA and are you the only member?
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Old April 22 2013, 05:22 PM   #125
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Re: What is "canon?"

Just a little necessary humor... I think that this thread, among others, could use it!
I really don't understand why so many people are so tense around here these days... I mean, it's just this old TV show, right?
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Old April 22 2013, 11:39 PM   #126
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Who's tense? We think you're comedy gold.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:22 AM   #127
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Re: What is "canon?"

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If you were introduced to Star MAPS in 1980 instead of Star Charts, you'd have a different opinion of them!

And this is coming from...an Andorian? That's Epsilon Indii VII, not a planet orbiting Procyon! See, it's these little things which hurt the most...
You do realize, don't you, that Geoffrey Mandel worked on both "ST Maps" for Bantam (credited as the Astronomical Artist, but he was actually the Co-illustrator/Editor) and "ST Star Charts" for Pocket, and his brief from Pocket's editors was to tweak "Maps" to take in all the new information provided about the layout of the galaxy suggested by the TOS movies, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT?

Additionally, he worked on...
Of course, after Mandel settled on Procyon as Andor's star for "ST Star Charts), along came an episode of ENT that decided that Andor was an icy moon orbiting a ringed gas giant.

And the "Starfleet Medical Reference Manual", building upon a reference in the "ST Technical Manual", designated Andor as being Epsilon Indi VIII, not VII.
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Old April 26 2013, 07:02 PM   #128
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Re: What is "canon?"

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Just a little necessary humor... I think that this thread, among others, could use it!
I really don't understand why so many people are so tense around here these days... I mean, it's just this old TV show, right?
It's not tense... unfortunately there's just a good number of plain hateful people on this forum.
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Old April 27 2013, 10:23 AM   #129
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Re: What is "canon?"

Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
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If you were introduced to Star MAPS in 1980 instead of Star Charts, you'd have a different opinion of them!

And this is coming from...an Andorian? That's Epsilon Indii VII, not a planet orbiting Procyon! See, it's these little things which hurt the most...
You do realize, don't you, that Geoffrey Mandel worked on both "ST Maps" for Bantam (credited as the Astronomical Artist, but he was actually the Co-illustrator/Editor) and "ST Star Charts" for Pocket, and his brief from Pocket's editors was to tweak "Maps" to take in all the new information provided about the layout of the galaxy suggested by the TOS movies, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT?
Lenny Nerdbol was really the infmous James Dixon, he knew. In his Fandom Star Trek Chronology he dubbed Geoffrey Mandel "the lastest traitor to Treknical fandom."

I tried to explain to him the reasons why Franz Joseph's manual and other books of the era were ignored (some of which made sense, some of which were downright underhanded and petty), but he refused to believe it, instead blaming everything on Mike Okuda as if he went rogue and took over the franchise...
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Old April 28 2013, 05:00 AM   #130
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Why just live action? TAS was onscreen, was it not? I include it in my canon

Canon is on screen sources. The TV shows and the movies. Things like novelisations are B level canon (as they're usually based on earlier script drafts from before the episode/movie was completed)
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Old April 28 2013, 02:23 PM   #131
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Canon is like "Row Row Your Boat" where you do things in a round that goes back to the beginning and continues in a circle into eternity or until someone either dies or just get's plain tired.
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